(scroll down for links to the 2011 Blog for Equality participating blogs)

When it comes to LGBTQ equality blogswarms in Pgh, we've had good company back in 2008 and 2010. 

I'm sad that we need to rally the troops once again to stand up against yet another attempt to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution in order to "protect marriage."  Sigh.  But I'm happy the troops are there to be rallied. 

Here's how it works

- Your post should be up before or on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

- Any blogger can participate. 

- Write a blog post on any angle of the issue that you like (or don't like).  Length is not important.

- Contact me (email, twitter, facebook) with a link so we can track participation.

- Spread the word to other bloggers who might want to chime in. 

In my recent half dozen posts, you'll find more details including the 5 Western PA legislators serving on the relevant committee alongside the legislation's sponsor and committee chair, Daryl Metcalfe - R, Cranberry.  Let me know if you need more details. 

- This is the Equality Pennsylvania petition to which you may want to direct your readers.

- This is the link to the actual bill should you find that helpful.

That's it!  Once your post is up, please use your social media tools to spread the word.  I can attest that these "swarms" are read over and over and over again throughout the year. Together we can send a message to Pennsylvania that the lives of LGBTQ persons are not political fodder. 

Thanks to Maria at 2 Political Junkies for logo design.

FWIW, there are four separate pieces of legislation that are LGBTQ+ on hate crimes, civil unions, marriage equality and civil rights protections.  I am looking forward to sprinkling some of that goodness into the conversation. 


2011 Participants    **New contributors for 2011

Einstein's Desk **  Blog for Equality Day

Angels of Sodom **  Blog for Equality '11

2 Political Junkies - Dayvoe   Blog for Equality Day

2 Political Junkies - Maria  Signs of Spring in PA

The Pittsburgh Comet  Trib is Succinct, Eloquent on Topic of Liberty

Burgh Baby **  An Equal Opportunity to Suck Face

topherhoff **   Blog for Equality Day 2011 - Pittsburgh

intense chaos ** Blog for Equality

Thomas C. Waters **  LGBT Equality in PA: Far from a reality

Examiner.com (A.J. Mayowski)** Equality and the Killer

Six Kitties (Ledcat) Blog for Equality Day 2011

A Spork in the Drawer The Thing Is, They're Losing and They Know It

After the Bridge Blog for Equality Day

PGH is a City Blog for Equality Redux

Three Rivers Anthology ** Blog for Equality Day

Amadi Talks Blog for Equality Pittsburgh 2011:  Here We Go Again

Ms. Mon's Salon  A Reminder That We Are All Created Equal

Deal Snob  Pittsburgh Blog for Equality Day May 10, 2011 (Blog for Fairness)

The Radical Middle In Honor of Blog For Equality Day

Here's What I Have To Say ** Blog for Marriage Equality Day

The Narrative in the Blog sent in this submission a little late, but very welcomed!  Blog for Equality Day 2011

Other links of note:

The Tribune Review Editorial Board: "But constitutions are not for denying rights; they're for enumerating them. This is poor form, the antithesis of liberty, and the effort should be rejected."

Other shout outs to note: